ashes to ashes

ash wednesday and lent © 2014 . All rights reserved.

I’m not doing anything for Lent, I declare inside my head. Who do I think I’m talking to anyway – stomping my foot, crossing my arms. Some imaginary other, some critic, some watcher? I’m not doing that this year. Lent … Continue reading

Kenya: the water tower

Kenya Relief compound, Migori, Kenya (2) © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Remember that time last year I went to Kenya? On the morning of the very first day we woke up in Migori, at the Kenya Relief school/orphanage/medical clinic compound, I wandered outside and almost immediately ran into Michael (our missionary … Continue reading

friday faves

Beautiful fall colors on a crepe myrtle in North Little Rock, AR © 2013 . All rights reserved.

A day late and a dollar short, as my grandmother would say. So let’s get on with it, shall we? Somebody else had my same EXACT Halloween: what you need to know about 6-foot trick-or-treaters (believe me, I’ve scowled at … Continue reading

Red at The Rep

Red, a play at the Arkansas Rep, is based on the life of Mark Rothko. © 2013 . All rights reserved.

The Arkansas Repertory Theater was kind enough to provide me with tickets to Red so that I could write about my experience. Opinions and applause are all mine. You know how sometimes you’re at a party, or dinner, or even … Continue reading

friday faves

sunrise © 2013 . All rights reserved.

Oh internet, you inexhaustible show tune singer, I love you. Let’s see what you had to offer this week! Always shrinking: expectations of women, and men, and the things we unwittingly pass down – beautifully written and performed. “I don’t know … Continue reading